One reason the party's always so cuhrayzee in DMC is its selection of music:
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Devil May Cry 1
- "Public Enemy", the first battle theme, has an unmistakable Resident Evil vibe, owing to the game's initial concept and creating a tense atmosphere during the enemy encounters.
- "Lock and Load", the second battle theme, is more energetic than the preceding one, indicating that Dante is becoming more fearsome to the demons he faces.
- "Psycho Siren", the miniboss theme for the first half of the game screams Demonic Spiders; it's frantic, tense and scary, perfect for the infamous Shadows and other dangerous demons you will face to this music.
- The Castle's revisit towards the endgame is absolutely terrifying and "Karnival" helps the atmosphere greatly.
- "Anarchy In The U.W", the miniboss theme for the final stretch of the game, is just as amazing. Its tribal tone and the roars in the instrumental drives home that yes, you are in Hell and you are fighting the most horrific creatures it has to offer.
- "Legendary Battle", Mudnus' first boss theme. It really gets your blood pumping for the final boss.
- "Ultraviolet", the theme of Nelo Angelo. From symphonic organs to rock and then back, it's the perfect theme for an earnestly strong opponent that you face four missions into the game. "Super Ultraviolet", the alternate version, isn't too bad either.
- "Trish's Theme" is a beautiful piece, really fitting for the development Dante goes through at that point in the game. Its partner, Eva's Theme fits for just about the same reason.
- "Statue Of Time, the Divinity Statue's theme, an almost mystical sounding theme to accompany you buying items and abilities.
- Phantom's theme is yet another winner in the boss theme department.
- Capping off the game overall comes "Dante and Trish: Seeds Of Love", a credits theme that starts off with the rock and flare of the battle and boss themes before transitioning to a vocal variation of Eva and Trish's theme.
Devil May Cry 2
- "Darkness Instinct," the theme of the suitably terrifying Argosax the Chaos manages to be both scary and AWESOME. Shortly following it, "Ragnarok", the final boss theme, packs emotion, awesomeness, and just overall sounds incredible.
- "Blasphemy" just screams Very Definitely Final Dungeon.
- There's plenty of winners in the cutscene department too, including "Please Kill Me, "Chaotic Gloria" and "Jackpot!"
- While the boss itself is laughable for many a reason, The Infested Chopper's theme is surprisingly good.
- Nefasturris' theme, "Evil Tower", is actually an extended version of the game's already awesome intro theme, Dance With The Devils.
- "Shoot The Works", the second of Dante's regular battle themes, keeps the hard rocking of the first game and turns it up several notches
- After completing both Dante and Lucia's campaigns, you're allowed to listen to "Heads Or Tails", a song rather similar to that of Seeds of Love from the original game: Starting off hard rocking but breaking down into something much more mystical.
Devil May Cry 3
- "Devils Never Cry", the game's main theme, snippets of which play throughout the game. It has become a Bootstrapped Leitmotif for Dante outside of his series, but nobody is complaining. It's that iconic.
- "Dante's Office (7 Hells Battle)" is the perfect track to get you pumped for a hyperkinetic battle in the Devil May Cry office. Especially considering it's the opening stage, the game really starts off with a bang.
- "Taste the Blood and Divine Hate, the game's battle themes are among the best of the whole franchise.
- Vergil gets his own remixes of both tracks, and they continue to kick ass.
- "Taste the Blood" crosses over with both Moment of Awesome and Funny Moments when Dante gets the Nevan weapon—a literal electric guitar—and tests it out by performing a hilariously over-the-top rendition of the aforementioned song. Complete with sounds of an audience cheering (though no actual audience is seen) and stage pyrotechnics.
Devil May Cry 4
- The opening song, "Out of Darkness", fits in with the church setting that Kyrie's singing for, given that the Order of the Sword worships Sparda.
- "The Time Has Come", Nero's battle theme, and by association, "Shall Never Surrender", the closing credits. "The Time has Come", being a battle theme, is very in tone with the music of the past games, whereas the second half, "Shall Never Surrender", is more soothing, almost displaying how Nero's come to terms with his demonic side, as has Kyrie, and his relationship with Dante being much closer than at the start of the game.
- "Blackened Angel" and "Forza del Destino", Dante's boss themes. The first one helps establish Dante's status as The Dreaded, who only plays around with Nero because it amuses him. "Forza del Destino" plays during the second battle, where Dante stops pulling his punches and becomes the ultimate test of Nero's mettle before confronting Sanctus.
- "Lock and Load (Blackened Angel mix)", Dante's battle theme. A remix of the battle theme from DMC 1, it adds lyrics from "Blackened Angel" to show that Dante has grown stronger and wiser during the time between two games while still retaining his laid-back outlook.
- "Sworn Through Swords", the theme of Berial, would fit right in with the OST of the third game. But then, the vocals ARE by Shaun McPherson, vocalist of the tracks in said game.
- "Swipe of Sword" is almost the successor to the original game's "Ultraviolet".
- The Last Judgement (a Pachislot version of 4) has "Dream Out Loud", an absolutely rocking song made exclusive to this version of the game that wouldn't sound out of place in an anime opening.
Devil May Cry 5
- "Devil Trigger" sung by Ali Edwards, Nero's battle theme, is an incredibly fast-paced and energetic theme that fits Nero like a robo-murder-arm. Main version not guttural and demonic enough for you? Then check out this heart-stopping heavy metal cover by Little V Mills. As a bonus, try this dual mix with both versions meshed seamlessly together.
- "Subhuman", Dante's battle theme, performed by Suicide Silence. Despite being a controversial song, it is without a doubt a headbang worthy track that feels like a Badass Boast in aggrö-metal form, and even some listeners who dislike the Screamo Music lyrics consider its instrumental component to be legitimately impressive. As with "Devil Trigger", Little V Mills provides an epic metal cover generally considered to fix all of the problems with the original song.